Sunday Cinema presents ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Events include the film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Speaking Volumes" exhibit at VISAC Gallery.

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• The Sunday Cinema at The Royal Theatre will be Beasts of the Southern Wild at 4:30 p.m. In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes the natural world is in balance with the universe until a storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her worldto save her ailing father and sinking home, this young girl learns to survive a catastrophe. Tickets are $9.


• Opening Friday at the Visac Gallery is an exhibition exploring the allure and accessibility of hand-made books. Artists Nyla Raney and Jenn Hamm will be displaying work from their regional Book Arts project ‘Speaking Volumes’.  A special feature in this exhibit is a private collection of international mail art and hand made books by local artist Gail D. Whitter. You can expect to see hand made books by a variety of different artists, both emerging and master. There will be an opening reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit runs until Nov. 23. Gallery hours are: M-W, 10-2, and Th-F, 2-6. Admission is by donation.


• The Trail Market goes on the Esplanade every second Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If interested in selling your wares please call 368-3144. The next market is this Friday.

• Visit the drop-in Centre for adults at the Alliance Meeting Place, 3375 Laburnum Dr. next to Alliance Church. An informal place where adults meet to play games, do crafts, puzzles, have coffee and socialize. Everyone welcome. Monday from 1-4 p.m. Come for a few minutes or stay all afternoon.

• A tea and bake sale will be hosted Saturday from 12-2:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s church overflow (2012 Third Ave.).


• The Tuesday Morning Quilters are having their 10th annual Coffee Party, Quilt Show and Sale, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Trail United Church. Admission is by donation. Proceeds of the sale go to local charities. In conjunction with this event the Trail United Church Women are having a bake sale.

• Trail Special Olympics is hosting a Halloween SpookTacular on Saturday, Oct. 27 (8 p.m.) in the Fruitvale Hall. Blue Crush will be playing. The evening includes a Late night snack, and prizes for costumes. Cost is $50 per couple. Tickets at Kootenay Insurance, OK Tire, Fruitvale Pharmacy, Valley Petrocan Fruitvale, Trail Association for Community Living.

• The KBRH Health Foundation presents The Snowflake Gala in support of digital mammography on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Cominco Gym in the Trail Memorial Centre at 6 p.m. Enjoy live jazz throughout the evening by the Paul Landsberg Trio featuring Laura Landsberg. Tickets ($50 each or $360 for a table of eight) are now on sale and the last date for purchase is Oct. 19. Tickets on sale at the KBRH Health Foundation, the Doorway and Ferraro Foods Pharmacy.

• The Red Mountain Racers Ski Swap is coming up Oct. 27 at Willi Krause Fieldhouse. Gear check in starts at 8:30 a.m. and experienced volunteers will be on hand to help people price their gear if they need it. There is a charge of $1 per checked item. Check-in continues through 11 a.m. For more information go to

• Dinner with the Canadian National Sledge Hockey Team on Oct. 27. Cocktails are served at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Call Eleanor Gattafoni-Robinson at (250) 364-1968, Pat Zanier at (250) 362-5825 or Tony Morelli at (250) 368-9736 to purchase tickets. Dinner tickets are $25 each.

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